The Family Fostercare Team
The team putting the family-feel into fostering
We are the foster agency with a family feel. That means we recognise each child and foster carer as an individual, and we plan our support around the specific needs of each individual. Why? Because we believe that foster families deserve more than a 'one size fits all' approach. We know that it is possible to deliver a professional and efficient fostering services in a warm and friendly way because we do it every day. It's just the way we are!
The Family Fostercare team has come together over the years because we all believe in these basic principles, and we all know that happy, well trained and well informed foster carers lead to more stable foster placements and ultimately to better outcomes for children. And that's what we're all about!
Our family-feel ethos starts at the very top of our fostering agency with our Directors. At least one of the Directors attend every foster carer forum and foster carers have Directors' mobile phone numbers so they can contact them direct at any time if they need to. The business side of our foster agency is supported by a 'central team' who work with each office to provide finance, quality assurance and compliance, administration, marketing & PR functions.
Worcester Office Fostering Team
Our West Midlands fostering team are caring, motivated and have many years' experience between them of working with children and families. They work hard to ensure that everyone in the foster family gets the support and care they need to make each fostering placement a success. The team are working to extend our particular brand of family-feel fostering throughout Herefordshire and Gloucestershire too.
Dudley Office Fostering Team
Working from our offices on the lovely Waterfront in Brierley Hill, our Dudley fostering team is small yet mighty! Despite being one of our smaller offices, each and every foster carer has regular and on-demand access to therapeutic parenting support through our team therapist Steve Jackson. With an active Children's Council and a very busy schedule of activities organised for the children by our fabulous Family Support Worker, Tracey, there's always a bright and happy family feel at our Dudley office.
Yorkshire Office Fostering Team
Working from our main office in the centre of Beverley, just a stone's throw from the beautiful Beverley Minster, our enthusiastic Yorkshire fostering team headed by fostering manager Belinda Cashman, is highly motivated to deliver the kind of fostering service which they passionately believe leads to better outcomes for children. Our East Yorkshire foster carers are friendly and very welcoming to new foster carers and families, and really play an important part in helping us to deliver the 'family feel' that is so important to us.
Doncaster Office Fostering Team
Our team in Doncaster are all experienced, reliable and committed and we often receive compliments from foster carers on their willingness to 'go the extra mile' when a foster carer or child is in need of a bit of extra support. Word is spreading fast too, and although our Doncaster office has not been open all that long our foster carer group has grown steadily and the wonderfully warm, friendly and supportive atmosphere at the regular foster carer support groups held at the office is a great example of our family-feel brand of fostering.
Cumbria Office Fostering Team
Working from our easily accessible offices Carlisle our friendly fostering team is headed up by Verity Coppard, and experienced Registered Manager who leads with a calm, caring and efficient style that emphasises our agency's mantra of children and families first. Although our offices are based in the North of the region, the team work extremely hard to make sure our foster carer groups to the South, East and West of Cumbria all receive the same level of excellent support and training that we have come to known for in Cumbria.
East Midlands Office Fostering Team
Lorraine Quartermain heads up our delivery of family-feel fostering services to foster carers and children in the East Midlands, with support from our central team. Our enthusiastic and engaged carer group in the region really help to ensure that new foster carers feel like part of the family from day one./p>